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Drake Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

68.9%
Admission Difficulty for Drake University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Drake? The school has a 69% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,419 out of 4,959 applicants were admitted making Drake a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 29 percent. Drake University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Drake University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Drake University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1400
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Drake University?

Drake University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 995. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1265 out of 1600. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drake University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >79%
1265 to 1400 Avg + 69%-79%
1130 to 1265 Avg - 57%-69%
995 to 1130 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 995 Low <44%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
ACT Scores for Drake University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Drake University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Drake?

Admission data indicates that Drake regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drake University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Drake University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >81%
27 to 30 Avg + 69%-81%
25 to 27 Avg - 59%-69%
23 to 25 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 23 Low <49%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Drake University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drake University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Drake accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Drake University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 57% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Drake University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,791 2,168 4,959
Accepted 2,004 1,415 3,419
Acceptance Rate 72% 65% 69%
Enrolled 453 314 769
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 22% 22%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Drake University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Drake University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Drake University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153269 IPEDS survey data for Drake University.